Now the penultimate moment arrives for which Aswapati, the Seer-king and Yogi has come so far. He has prepared the background for the boon he has come seeking from the Divine Mother who is the highest seat of Power, in fact the One original Power, the only Power of which all other powers are delegates or distortions.
The Eternal’s artist Bride
O Truth defended in thy secret sun,
Voice of her mighty musings in shut heavens
On things withdrawn within her luminous depths,
O Wisdom-Splendour, Mother of the universe,
Creatrix, the Eternal’s artist Bride,
Linger not long with thy transmuting hand
Pressed vainly on one golden bar of Time,
As if Time dare not open its heart to God.
The Divine Mother is the great Creatrix of the worlds and it is She who holds all keys to Her Creation. She is hidden behind in the blazing Truth where none can reach or pierce. There She muses upon the Eternal whose truths She must release into creation. She is the Wisdom- Splendour, Mother of the universe, the Eternal’s artist Bride who has built these countless system of worlds and peopled it with forces and beings and objects. Aswapati is invoking Her to change the cycle of Time and uplift earth and humanity towards diviner heights. Nothing can stand before Her Will and even Time would be compelled to obey Her mandate. It is Her Highest Will, the Supreme Will that Aswapati is invoking.
Radiant fountain of the world’s delight
O radiant fountain of the world’s delight
World-free and unattainable above,
O Bliss who ever dwellst deep-hid within
While men seek thee outside and never find,
Mystery and Muse with hieratic tongue,
Incarnate the white passion of thy force,
Mission to earth some living form of thee.
She is the very Source of Delight that has gone into the worlds. Transcendent and free She dwells in Her unattainable home above creation. She is the Bliss hidden deep within whom men seek outside and never find. She is the supreme Mystery with the prophet vision that knows all future Time and She has the power to change it. Aswapati invokes Her and prays that She incarnates upon earth Her highest Force charged with the mission and the mandate of changing the cycle of Time.
Infinity in one body
One moment fill with thy eternity,
Let thy infinity in one body live,
All-Knowledge wrap one mind in seas of light,
All-Love throb single in one human heart.
He prays to Her to incarnate Her infinity in a human body and fill one moment of time with Her eternity. He invokes Her Presence to assume an earthly form that holds all-knowledge as seas of light in Her mind and All-Love to throb within Her single heart.
Heaven’s beauty in earthly limbs
Immortal, treading the earth with mortal feet
All heaven’s beauty crowd in earthly limbs!
He prays to Her to come down with Her immortality and beauty filling earthly limbs that are mortal and tread our earthly soil so that matter may receive Her transforming touch.
Change all future time
Omnipotence, girdle with the power of God
Movements and moments of a mortal will,
Pack with the eternal might one human hour
And with one gesture change all future time.
She is not only Delight and Truth but also the supreme Consciousness. Aswapati is invoking Her Omnipotence to surround and enter into the movements and moments of life. He invokes Her to pack one earthly hour with the supreme might of God and with one great gesture change all future time.
Unlock the doors of Fate
Let a great word be spoken from the heights
And one great act unlock the doors of Fate.”
Aswapati closes his prayer with the submission for Her advent upon earth, to set into motion a new cycle of Time by Her Words and to unlock the doors of a higher and greater destiny for earth and man by Her deeds and action upon Earth.
Thus closes this wonderful passage that will turn out to be the turning stage in the history of earth and mankind. This prayer which is one of the most remarkable prayers ever, conceals within it the subtle mystery of the Incarnate Divine. The descent of the Divine in Matter, the assumption of a mortal body, the obscure cloak of physicality is to bring material life into direct contact with the Divine. It is only if matter and terrestrial life is brought directly, and not indirectly from behind as it now is, is brought into contact with the Divine Consciousness and Power and the Divine Force enters into each and every movement of man that earthly life may be transformed. This contact will make matter more receptive to the Divine Force, awaken within it an aspiration for the Divine and eventually lead to a transmutation of earthly life.